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Near Death by Drowning (remembering it for the first time)


To be under, looking up

is what I remember most,

how in its remoteness the

blue light danced above me

dashed by sharp white waves—

how sunset colors dove into the

twists and knots of the slick and

discontinuous lavender lapping surface

and beyond them a ghostly wash of feathery sky.



[From the author’s Washington D.C. Notebook, originally published in NHS 2006,http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs06/Roark.htm.]